Yes, Another Sequel to The Ring is Still Happening

Yes, Another Sequel to The Ring is Still Happening

The first trailer for Rings is now online.

After numerous delays, we've finally got a look at what the third American Ring movie is going to look like. Shock of all shocks: it looks pretty much just like the first two, but updated for a time when people no longer use VHS tapes on a regular basis.

The Ring franchise began in Japan in 1998 with Ringu, and has remained a steady, popular franchise. Its most recent release was Sadako vs. Kayako, which saw its villain in a crossover film with the antagonist from the Ju-on movies. But in America, the Ring series didn't initially make it past two installments. The Ring in 2002 made a good chunk of change, but 2005's The Ring Two showed diminishing returns, despite still making a profit. There have been talks of a third film for years. It was originally called The Ring 3D, but that's since been changed to Rings. It was also originally supposed to be released in November of last year, then April of this year, and finally this coming October.

In case you're unaware, the hook of the series is that characters watch a video, receive a phone call that claims they'll die in seven days, and then they try to figure out how to not do that. The video was originally on a VHS tape, but that doesn't make a whole lot of sense for 2016, so now it's a viral video sent around via email. The villain, Samara, torments those who watched the video for those seven days before killing them - the trailer for the new film showcases how, although almost all of the ways are things we've seen before. Let's hope the full film will provide new ideas and more scares.

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If that video goes digital, this is how I predict it will turn out:

I'd ask why but this is Hollywood we're talking about here. Horror flicks + sequels = fast cash from morons with no sense of quality. Sometimes, yes, they manage to squeak out a decent horror film in the sequelitis phase of milking but generally speaking horror sequels are always shitfest cashgrabs by jaded Hollywood execs with an IP they need to exploit or lose rights to.

Hollywood needs to leave that poor little pale-skinned, black-haired child alone for once. She is not bloody scary and its not a good stereotype to reinforce. This is like harrassment in film form and It's the factory setting horror trope now.

Good to know she had transfer to the digital age which I can guess kinda work (think about those fools who dare watched those gross out video out there in the dark side of the internet?). Still yeah, I loathe the US remake and this doesn't look any better.

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WHY is it a thing? It wasn't a thing the last time because it's terrible!

Mostly what I remember about "The Ring" was actively hoping for the protagonists' demise, as they were (excepting perhaps the child) a bunch of idiots.

Wait, wait... there was an American sequel to the first movie? o.O Must have been fantastic seeing as I never heard of it, despite The Ring being one of my fave flicks.

GZGoten:
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You should see her tweets; all in caps. Also, her instagram is just a bunch of photos taken from the bottom of a well. Dull.

Aw, they should've left the VHS. That way the heroes would need to go spelunking in a ruined electronics store to find the player, only to discover that the tape is actually a Betamax...

Major_Tom:
Aw, they should've left the VHS. That way the heroes would need to go spelunking in a ruined electronics store to find the player, only to discover that the tape is actually a Betamax...

I understood that reference.

Well, compared to the original, this looks like absolute garbage. There's almost no attempt at subtlety or suspense from the looks of it.

BOOOOOOOOOO! Seriously dude, how about some frickin' spoiler warnings?! Now we all know who wins at the end of The Ring vs The Grudge since, apparently, Samara's still going around killing people!

As the site's movie critic you should know better than to drop something like this on us. >:(

Heh didn't know was a 2nd film, will have to look into that.

Well color me curious, the ring series always appealed to me due to my phobia of long haired brunette girls with contortionist skills making frog noises, if they throw in social media too, now that is truly terrifying to me.

Marter:
Let's hope the full film will provide new ideas and more scares.

Let's also hope it brings about world peace, an end to hunger and peaceful communication with aliens all across the universe.

About the same likelihood, I'd wager.

RJ 17:
BOOOOOOOOOO! Seriously dude, how about some frickin' spoiler warnings?! Now we all know who wins at the end of The Ring vs The Grudge since, apparently, Samara's still going around killing people!

As the site's movie critic you should know better than to drop something like this on us. >:(

This could be set before that. We don't know! Or the vs. film might end in a tie or a friendship!

(But in all seriousness, different continuities.)

Marter:

RJ 17:
BOOOOOOOOOO! Seriously dude, how about some frickin' spoiler warnings?! Now we all know who wins at the end of The Ring vs The Grudge since, apparently, Samara's still going around killing people!

As the site's movie critic you should know better than to drop something like this on us. >:(

This could be set before that. We don't know! Or the vs. film might end in a tie or a friendship!

(But in all seriousness, different continuities.)

According to the internets it ends with the playoffs.
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Major_Tom:
Aw, they should've left the VHS. That way the heroes would need to go spelunking in a ruined electronics store to find the player, only to discover that the tape is actually a Betamax...

09philj:

I understood that reference.

But then, a VHS player appears in the mail...in seven days, and they play it and...well...

Spike: To be honest, I liked Faye's better.

Jet: Yeah, if I wanted a snuff film, I'd at least go Argento or something.

Aaand then, the girl starts coming through the screen, but almost immediately something goes wrong, because - Of course - Ed's computer is hacked into everything and she changes channels on her, leaving the zombie girl to be shunted into Big Shots with a ten million wulong reward. Shucks howdy!

Marter:

RJ 17:
BOOOOOOOOOO! Seriously dude, how about some frickin' spoiler warnings?! Now we all know who wins at the end of The Ring vs The Grudge since, apparently, Samara's still going around killing people!

As the site's movie critic you should know better than to drop something like this on us. >:(

This could be set before that. We don't know! Or the vs. film might end in a tie or a friendship!

(But in all seriousness, different continuities.)

Hehe, I know, Samara is not Sadako. I was just being a slap-dick. :3

I still haven't seen the vs movie...but I bet it's just dripping with delicious cheese.

One thing's for sure: it has to be better than Dawn of Justice. :P

I mean, it's not an inherently bad idea.

Is just that "Smiley" wasn't a very good movie, so Rings had better figure out why.

Prefering the Japanese version. As always with horror movies. But with ghost women that look more gorgeous than creepy, this is the only case I know of I actually enjoy watching because of seeing the women of these movies. In Japanese.

So I'm a racist sexist in this particular case. Yes.

 

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